Spring 2020 Events

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo kiss on the scaffolding in Detroit. (Photo courtesy of the Detroit Institute of Art.)

Rivera, Kahlo, and the Detroit Murals: A Personal Journey

Harley Shaiken
February 2, 2020 | Part of the Spring 2020 Bay Area Latin America Forum

A protest in Santiago, Chile, October 2019. (Photo by Carlos Figueroa.)

Upheaval in Chile

Gabriel Boric
February 10, 2020

Detail from Fernando Botero’s Sitting Woman. Oil on canvas, 134 x 92 cm

Screening: Botero

Directed by Don Millar (Canada, 2018)  
February 2, 2020 | Film Screening 

Iván Velásquez Gómez seating speaking with a mask behind him

Desafiando la corrupción y la impunidad en Guatemala

Iván Velásquez Gómez 
February 25, 2020 

Adam Hochschild and Isabel Allende, in conversation on the UC Berkeley campus, February 2020. (Photo by Peg Skorpinski.)

A Long Petal of the Sea

Isabel Allende in conversation with Adam Hochschild
February 25, 2020 

Image from the cover of Occupying Schools, Occupying Land

Occupying Schools, Occupying Land: How the Landless Workers Movement Transformed Brazilian Education

Rebecca Tarlau with opening remarks by Zeus Leonardo, comments by Tianna Paschel
March 4, 2020 | Author’s Book Talk

A sign in a Brazilian pharmacy: “We don’t have masks.”

Covid-19 in Brazil

Naomar de Almeida Filho and Elize Massard da Fonseca
April 16, 2020 

Brasilia's empty international airport, April 2020

Global Views on Covid-19: The Unfolding Pandemic in Brazil

Elize Massard da Fonseca
April 22, 2020

A group of migrants detained by the U.S. Border Patrol near Yuma, Arizona

Covid-19, the Northern Triangle, and U.S. Immigration Policy

Lucrecia Hernández Mack and Karen Musalo
May 1, 2020 

Black and white photography of Rose Pastor Stokes, circa 1918

Rebel Cinderella

Adam Hochschild
May 6, 2020 | Author’s Book Talk

A group of migrants kids being assisted by the Kino Border Initiative while waiting in Nogales, Mexico,

Migration, the U.S. – Mexico Border, and Covid-19

Stefano M. Bertozzi, Elizabeth Oglesby, Katie Sharar, and Adalberto Ramos
May 29, 2020

Picture of Rubén Blades in front of the audience

SummerCine: Yo no me llamo Rubén Blades (Rubén Blades is Not My Name)

Directed by Abner Benaim (Panama, 2018)
July 2, 2020 | Part of the 2020 SummerCine Series

Berta Cáceres sits on a rock in the middle of a river in the Río Blanco region of western Honduras in 2015. (Photo courtesy of the Goldman Environmental Prize.)

Who Killed Berta Cáceres? The Murder of an Indigenous Defender and the Race to Save the Planet

Nina Lakhani with comments by Joseph Berra and Rosemary Joyce
July 9, 2020 | Author's Book Talk

Black and white picture of acctress Pamela Mendoza seating in a maket

SummerCine: Canción sin nombre (Song Without a Name)

Directed by Melina León (Peru, 2019)
July 24, 2020 | Part of the 2020 SummerCine Series

Still from the film Rojo, two men dress as detectives walking in the dessert

SummerCine: Rojo

Directed by Benjamín Naishat (Argentina, 2018)
August 9, 2020 | Part of the 2020 SummerCine Series